Wednesday, August 5, 2009

John Hughes

I was saddened to hear about the passing of John Hughes today. His movies helped to define my generation. I think most kids growing up in the 80's could identify with one or more of his characters. While my favorite of his movies was Sixteen Candles, I most identified with Ally Sheedy's character in the Breakfast Club. Often, I felt like the outsider who was overlooked and at times unpleasant, who was jealous of the others. I couldn't see that the people I was jealous of were often very similar to myself. I'm happy to say that I've matured since then and perhaps John Hughes is partly to thank for that.

Maybe I'll pick up a copy of Sixteen Candles this weekend.

Talk to you later.

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